|Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
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|Arthur Klein 12October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Arthur Klein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arthur Klein’s interview paints a vivid picture of early twentieth century life in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Arthur provides meticulous details about his childhood in Brownsville. He describes his grandparents as Jews from Russian who often spoke English, but occasionally slipped into Yiddish...
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|Hilary Salk 10October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Hilary Salk was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on October 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Hilary was born in 1942, just days after her maternal grandfather died. Because her father Aaron Peter Ross, a career army man, was stationed in the South when Hilaryâs mother, Ruth Berger Ross, was pregnant, they decided she would return to her family in Pawtucket, Rhode Island so that Ruth's two sisters, Edith and Sylvia, and mother could provide support for Ruth and Hilary...
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